Safeguarding and Child Protection

Pond Meadow is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We expect all staff, governors, visitors and parents/carers to actively support this commitment. This includes doing everything we can to protect our children in school, at home, in the community and online.

Pond Meadow Academy Trust believes that it is unacceptable for any child or vulnerable person to experience any form of abuse and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard them.

Staff, governors, visitors, parents and carers are provided with guidance to follow, should they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing abuse or be at risk of harm. We work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the pupil’s welfare. If you see anything that gives you cause for concern on our school site, out in the community or at home, you have a duty of care to report it to our school Safeguarding team. Please see below for contact information for our Safeguarding team and other useful numbers.

In dealing with concerns or allegations about a member of staff or a volunteer, please report it immediately to our Headteacher, Emily Hayward.

If an allegation is made against the Headteacher, the concerns need to be raised with the Chair of Governors as soon as possible. If the Chair of Governors is not available, then the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be contacted directly.

Please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, along with our Whistleblowing policy for more detailed information.

Contact a member of our Safeguarding team Contact Details

Headteacher and Deputy DSL

Emily Hayward

01483 532239

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Attendance Lead

Rosie Flavin


Deputy Head and Deputy DSL

Mel Harmes


01483 532239

Assistant Head and Deputy DSL

Sarah Nash

01483 532239

Assistant Head and Deputy DSL

Yolandi Johnson

01483 532239

Assistant Head and Deputy DSL

Jill Inglis     


01483 532239

Assistant Head and Deputy DSL Katy Etherington-Smith

01483 532239

Please use the main Senior Leadership Team contacts above. Further Deputy DSLs at school include:

Andrew Reynolds, Jeni Hall, Rosie Fearn, Verona Perry and Emma Evans who can all be contacted on:01483 532239

Our nominated child protection governor is, Penny Gibson

Contact details:

Our Chair of Governors is, Alex Page

Contact details:

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

0300 123 1650

During School holidays:

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person outside of term time you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA) directly.  In an emergency call the Police.

Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPA)

The C-SPA provides residents and people who work with children in Surrey with direct information, advice and guidance about where and how to find the appropriate support for children and families.

Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

The Emergency Duty Team (EDT) provides an emergency social work service for urgent situations which arise out of normal office hours and which cannot be left with an appropriate degree of safety until the next normal working day. The Emergency Duty Team service is not intended as an alternative means of accessing the usual daily activities of Surrey County Council.

The team operates outside of normal office hours

Availability: 5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday
Weekends 24 hours a day
The EDT also operates throughout all bank holiday periods